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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Procurement / Purchasing

Stargard, PL

Apply by:  30-04-2019

Supplier Development Engineer

Hiab is the world’s leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. Hiab’s offering encompasses class-leading load handling equipment including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO brands. As the industry pioneer, our commitment is to increase efficiency in our customers’ businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.

Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation.

Purpose of the position

Supplier Development ensures that supplying companies systems, processes and build capabilities meet the design intent of the customer and are compliant with the end customer’s needs.

Main tasks and responsibilities

General and Task Management:

  • Interface with component teams to prioritize supplier development needs by component to improve cost competitiveness or supply constraints,
  • Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes,
  • Assess new and existing supplier capabilities to meet product, cost, quality, capacity and fulfillment ensuring suppliers are able to meet requirements for performance, quality, cost and delivery of components,
  • Drive improvements utilizing Lean methodologies, supplier scorecards and own supplier audit, ensuring supplier compliance, whilst driving systematic problem solving and process improvement plans to deliver value,
  • Track the supplier’s performance indicators, based on their scorecards and rankings, to facilitate and develop the supply base’s ability to consistently meet or exceed defined expectations,
  • Develop positive relationships and work closely with sourcing to manage, implement and track supplier/engineering, design changes, capacity studies and New Product Developments, and transfers,
  • Act as consultant to communicate and coach the Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering and procurement organizations to drive cost effective improvements to Quality and Manufacturing processes, minimizing waste, introduce new products and improve product design,
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership to sourcing and development of suppliers with respect to technology, performance, quality, cost, logistics and delivery,
  • Responsible for leading the solution for supplier component concerns, driving Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), supplier component development and approval and supplier cost improvements,
  • Carry out new supplier validation audits, with supplier support and supplier Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP),
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities,
  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings and to customers,
  • Undertake personal continuous training and development.

Relationship Management:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance,
  • Communicate efficiently throughout procurement and directly with customer’s/suppliers management,
  • Diplomatic approach to relationships.

We expect from you

Skills & Attributes:

  • Experience in Sourcing, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing,
  • Experience in developing and implementing vendor qualification,
  • Knowledge of quality and business systems, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA),
  • Vast experience with cross functional management,
  • Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment,
  • Planning and prioritising activities,
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Problem-solving skills and expertise to develop and execute objectives for self and others and the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Experience in supplier development
  • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certified 

We offer you

  • Career in the company that is a global industry leader,
  • Interesting work in an international environment and opportunity for professional development,
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package,
  • Good working environment.



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